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NCSCOS Grade 5 Life Science - 5.L.2 Diagnostic Ecosystems

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Grade 5
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Grade 5
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

5.L.2.2
5.L.2.3
5.L.2.1

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  • Q1
    Which organism is a producer?
    lizard
    mushroom
    frog
    grass
    60s
    5.L.2.2
  • Q2
    Which is MOST responsible for recycling dead plants and animals in an ecosystem?
    water
    bacteria
    insects
    fish
    60s
    5.L.2.2
  • Q3
    How would the woodpecker population in a forest area MOST LIKELY be affected if a housing development is built in that area?
    They would experience a decrease in available food.
    They would change the color of their feathers.
    They would produce more offspring.
    They would experience a decrease in competition.
    60s
    5.L.2.3
  • Q4
    In a grassland ecosystem, if the population of eagles suddenly decreased, what will MOST LIKELY be the effect on the rest of the ecosystem?
    The nutrition of the soil in the ecosystem will decrease.
    The ecosystem will become overpopulated with snakes.
    More types of plants will begin growing in the ecosystem.
    There will be a decrease in the population of snakes in the ecosystem.
    60s
    5.L.2.3
  • Q5
    Which is an example of a decomposer?
    a mushroom
    a hawk
    a flower
    a mouse
    60s
    5.L.2.2
  • Q6
    As more people have moved to the beach, the sea turtle population has decreased. Which is MOST LIKELY the cause of this decrease?
    increase in predators
    tropical storms
    habitat loss
    warmer temperatures
    60s
    5.L.2.3
  • Q7
    Which will most likely cause a decrease in predator populations?
    an increase in prey populations
    a decrease in prey populations
    a decrease in decomposers
    an increase in producers
    60s
    5.L.2.3
  • Q8
    A simple food chain includes hawks, lizards, and insects. Which will MOST LIKELY happen to the lizard and hawk populations if a pesticide is sprayed to kill the insects, and the lizard and hawk populations cannot find other food in this ecosystem?
    The lizard population will decrease, but the hawk population will increase.
    Both the lizard population and the hawk population will decrease.
    Both the lizard population and the hawk population will increase.
    The lizard population will increase, but the hawk population will decrease.
    60s
    5.L.2.3
  • Q9
    Why are there only a few plants in the desert?
    There is not a lot of sunlight in a desert for the plants to make food
    There is too much loose and sandy soil for plants to grow well.
    There is not a lot of water, and plants need water to survive.
    There are too many animals, and they eat all of the plants
    60s
    5.L.2.1
  • Q10
    What two factors determine the type of biome that will develop?
    Erosion and rainfall
    Salinity and pH
    Plants and animals
    Temperature and precipitation
    60s
    5.L.2.1

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